• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 322

    A ROMAN BRONZE EROS

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE EROS
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Stepping forwards with right leg, outstretched wings behind, his left arm held aloft, the thumb and forefinger pinched for insertion of a branch or torch, now missing, holding purse in right hand, his chubby face framed by thick wavy hair, pulled up into a top-knot at the front and dressed in a fillet
    3½ in. (9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in the Dr Atanasov collection, Munich, Germany.
    Acquired by the present owner in 1993.